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Francis Summers

Pakistani conceptual artist, sculptor, painter, writer and curator, active in England. He graduated in civil engineering from the University of Karachi in 1962 and moved to London in 1964. He began working as an artist without any formal training, producing sculptures influenced by Minimalism and by his engineering experience; the four-part ...

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Arnige  

Ian Alsop and Kashinath Tamot

Nepalese sculptor, architect, and painter who worked in Tibet and China. A Newar from the Kathmandu Valley, Anige is now honoured in his native land as Nepal’s most famous artist of early times. He left his home at the age of 17 or 18, joining the myriads of wandering Newar artists who served the courts of the great lamas and emperors of Tibet and China. He so impressed his patrons at the court of the Mongol Yuan dynasty (...

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Filipino, 20th century, male.

Born 1937, in Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines; died 13 April 2013.

Painter, conceptual artist.

Roberto Chabet studied architecture at the University of Santo Tomas and graduated in 1961, the year he held his first solo exhibition, at the Luz Gallery. He achieved early critical success when he won first prize for his painting ...

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Anis Farooqi

Indian painter, sculptor, printmaker and architect. Totally deaf from the age of 13, he studied painting at the Mayo School of Art, Lahore, from 1939 to 1944, and then at the Sir Jamshetjee Jeejebhoy School of Art, Bombay, from 1944 to 1947. After independence and the partition of India and Pakistan in ...

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Pakistani painter and sculptor. He began painting while training as an engineer in the USA (Columbia and Harvard universities) and held his first exhibition in 1950. He continued to paint while secretary at the Pakistan embassy at Ottawa during the 1950s, developing a reputation for portraiture. In ...

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Heather Elgood

Indian miniature painter. His work is characterized by an archaic quality, evenly spaced figures and a simple cross-section in architectural design that suggests his training in the indigenous pre-Mughal tradition. The earliest reference to both Tulsi and Tulsi Kalan (‘the Elder’) appears in the Razmnāma...

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Filipino, 20th century, male.

Born 1937, in Manila.

Painter. Portraits, scenes with figures, genre scenes, urban landscapes.

Onib Olmedo trained as an architect before becoming a painter. He is now recognized among critics as the leading figure among the figurative painters of his generation and a faithful recorder of the human condition. His portraits of prostitutes, street sellers and poor children are a true reflection of real life in Manila....

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Rusli  

Indonesian, 20th century, male.

Born 1922, in Medan (Sumatra).

Painter. Architectural views, landscapes.

From 1945 to 1949, Rusli was professor at the Taman Siswa Institute. In 1951 he was appointed senior lecturer at the fine arts academy in Yogyakarta, and in 1970 he was elected to the Jakarta Academy. He lives and works in Yogyakarta....

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Indonesian, 20th century, male.

Born 1914, in Kisaran (Sumatra); died 1986.

Painter. Scenes with figures, local scenes, architectural views, still-lifes.

Sudjojono studied under Pringadi and the Japanese painter Jasaki. In 1937, he founded Persagi, the Indonesian Artists’ Association. The Indonesian government recognized his contribution to art in ...

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Laotian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France from 1974.

Born 1950, in Vientiane.

Draughtsman, engraver (etching). Landscapes, architectural views.

Manthourath Sundara’s work has been shown at collective exhibitions, including in1992 at From Bonnard to Baselitz: A Decade of Acquisitions by the Prints Collection 1978–1988...

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Geoffrey Ashton and Lin Barton

German painter, active in England. Born Johannes Josephus Zauffaly, he was the son of Anton Franz Zauffaly (1699–1771), Court Cabinetmaker and Architect in Regensburg to Alexander Ferdinand, Prince of Thurn and Taxis. After an apprenticeship in Regensburg under the painter and engraver Martin Speer (...